I’m thrilled to bring you the Lizabeth Raglan Top, named for ravishing actress Lizabeth Scott, who starred alongside Elvis Presley in the 1957 film Loving You. Lizabeth’s smart blouses made me long for a versatile wing-collar top to add to our pattern library. The Lizabeth Raglan Top has a dramatic collar, clever inset raglan sleeves, and a variety of sleeve and waist finishing options. Make it hip-length for a blouse that’s perfect to tuck in or cinch with an elastic belt. Try the cropped drawstring waist version, which looks especially chic with the three-quarter cuffed sleeves and layered over our Barbie Turtleneck. Or add the ribbed waistband and cuff for a pullover bomber jacket look. One of the things I love about this top is that you can use contrast fabrics to give it a totally different feel—I made my Elvis-inspired version in pink plaid for the body with black sleeves and black ribbed cuffs and waistband. Pair with two-tone penny loafers for a look worthy of the King himself!
This pattern was originally published on Patreon on March 1, 2022.